Store Category: Murano Glass. Nature is a source of endless fascination, and this beautiful coloured coin celebrates one of its tiniest creations with a Murano glass beetle poised on a coloured design of a dogbane plant. Murano glass is famous for its bright, fluid colours, and this coin’s dogbane beetle. Sparkles and shines with all the eye-catching iridescence that has made insects a popular form of ornamentation since ancient times. A bug lover’s dream coin! LOWER MINTAGE THAN PREVIOUS! Even more precious than previous coin in series due to lower mintage of 4,000! SECOND COIN IN LITTLE CREATURE SERIES! First coin Venetian Glass Snail. YOUR COIN IS ONE-OF-A-KIND! Every Venetian glass beetle has been individually blown by master glassmaker Giuliano Donaggio in Murano, Italy, with slight, handcrafted variations that make each one unique! Your beautiful Murano glass beetle has all the eye-catching iridescence that has made insects a popular form of ornamentation since ancient times! COMBINES TRADITIONAL ENGRAVING, COLOUR, AND VENETIAN GLASS! Your coin is a breathtaking combination of traditional engraving, colour and a Venetian glass dogbane beetle that delights nature and bug enthusiasts, gardeners, and anyone who marvels at the intricate beauty of nature’s tiniest creations! INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE: The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Most of these are serialized certifications, meaning that each certificate is given a unique number, starting at 1. Your coin is the collaboration of two artists! The pure silver coin was designed by Canadian artist Maurice Gervais, while the glass embellishment was handcrafted by Italian master glass maker Giuliano Donaggio! ONE-OUNCE 99.99% PURE SILVER! Your coin is GST/HST exempt. Your coin’s design is punctuated by a shimmering Venetian glass beetle handcrafted by master glassmaker Giuliano Donaggio in Murano, Italy. The glass beetle is poised on a coloured design by Canadian artist Maurice Gervais that features the leaves and pink, bell-shaped flowers of the dogbane plant, one of the beetle’s preferred food sources. Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box. 99.99% pure silver. Proof with colour and Murano glass. Maurice Gervais (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). I do leave feedback for everyone. The item “2017 Venetian Murano Glass Little Creatures Dogbane Beetle $20 Pure Silver Coin” is in sale since Friday, February 24, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “coins.4.fun” and is located in Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Grade: Ungraded
- Certification: Uncertified